Certificate Programs

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CNM is updating our certificate program for 2019. All members who are currently working toward a certificate must complete the required courses by December 31, 2018 to obtain a certificate. We will not be accepting any new certificate applicants for the rest of 2018.

If you are currently enrolled in a certificate program and are interested in completing it, please take a look at the 2018 course offerings to finish your final courses. We have added in more certificate courses to help members finish their requirements. While we hope each member is able to complete their certificate, we do realize that it may not be possible for some. Please keep your eyes open in the fall for the unveiling of the new set of certificates, certificates courses, and requirements in 2019!


Become certified in a key success area.

It's our mission to amplify the impact of nonprofits and their partners. One of the ways we work to achieve this is through our Certificate Programs. Nonprofit professionals, board members, and community leaders can earn a certificate by completing a specified track of workshops within a program.

Click on the name of a Certificate Program listed under "The Programs" below to learn more about each.


                                                                                           THE PROGRAMS

CNM certificates are designed around the key areas necessary for a nonprofit’s success. Click each certificate name below to learn more about that program:

Nonprofit Leadership

Revenue Development

Program Management

Human Resources

Volunteer Management

                                         Nonprofit Essentials (introductory series)


                                                                                        THE ADVANTAGES

Are you looking for a promotion or a more attractive resume? Do you want to improve your skills in order to further your organization’s mission? Completing a Certificate Program will advance your nonprofit career, but all in the name of bettering the community. It’s that simple.


                                                                                       THE TESTIMONIES

In a recent survey of certificate holders, a huge majority reported that the certificates improved their ability to do their jobs, and over 75 percent of this group would strongly recommend the CNM certificate program to his/her colleagues.



                                                                                          THE NEXT STEP

Email training@cnm.org to enroll. Also, please note that you do have the option of opting in to multiple programs at once.



Certificate Discount: The final class for those participants completing any CNM certificate program within a two-year period will be free of charge. This is our way of congratulating you for your commitment and hard work! Email training@cnm.org to take advantage of this opportunity.